Progress Report #3: February 19th-February 26th

Midterm week is quickly approaching, and I’ll be honest, I’m not feeling that great going into it! While I’m feeling comfortable in most of my classes, I can feel my workload increasing. The project phase of the semester has begun, and I can tell I have a long road ahead of me during these next two months.

However, I’m excited for what’s to come in this Digital Writing class. We have a board game assignment coming up, and a few different articles that it looks like we’ll be writing over the course of the semester. Normally, I’d start to feel a bit nervous at the fact that a writing class is about to get more writing intensive, but I’m actually pretty excited. From what I can tell, this isn’t your average writing class. The fact that we’re not just writing a bunch of research papers has me feeling motivated, because I genuinely enjoy writing when I’m given a bit of creative freedom. I already have a few ideas in mind in terms of what I’m thinking of writing about, and I’m hoping that I can come up with some quality work over the next few weeks.

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Progress Report #2: February 12th-February 18th

We’ve officially reached the one month mark of the semester! So far, things are going pretty well. The only issue I’m having right now is that I’m struggling to balance both work and school, but I think I should have a better grasp of that by the end of the month.

When it comes to my Digital Writing class, we just finished up a website analysis assignment. The assignment focused on how to set articles up visually, and I think the information we were given was really helpful. We also had an entire class period that focused on copyright, which felt equally as important. While the concept behind copyright laws (aka not stealing other peoples’ stuff) is pretty easy to understand, there are some specifics that I’ve been a little confused about. It was nice to get some clarification.

Moving forward, it looks like we’re going to be focusing on headlines for a bit. Diving into some journalistic concepts should be interesting.

Progress Report: January 27th-February 11th

I’m about three weeks late to this, but I figure it’s about time I give everyone a bit of an update on how I am doing this semester, specifically in my Digital Writing class.

So far, I would say I’m really enjoying the class. I never really thought about how physical publications and online publications could differ, but I’ve been able to take what I’ve learned so far and use that information to think a bit more critically about the media I consume. The length and general structure of online content makes a lot more sense than it did before, mainly because I was never really thinking about the thought that has to go into publishing written content online.

I’m excited for what’s to come. I think a big part of what I enjoy about this class so far is that it’s giving me the opportunity to write about topics that I’m passionate about in a way that’s personal but informative. The two previous writing classes that I took at MTSU focused on personal writing and research based writing separately, and so far, this class seems to be a nice blend of both.

When it comes to what I need to work on as the class progresses, I think updating this blog in general is something worth focusing on. I’ve been fairly inconsistent when it comes to posting here for this class (and others), and I’d like to get in the swing of things. Having a personal website with a wide variety of writing examples will come in handy later, so it’s probably for the best that I put as much effort into this blog as I can.

Hopefully, I’ll figure out a way to accomplish that. 🙂